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The question arises! Who supports the drug war? Officer Wooldridge said, “Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama, The Ochoa Brothers, John Walters (USA’s Drug Czar), Congressman Mark Souder, Mexican Drug Cartels, DEA, FARC, National Association of Narcotics Officers, Canadian Cannabis Growers Association, Pharmaceutical Industry, Al Qaeda, Private Prison Association, Meth Makers of Mexico Association, MS-13 drug gang, California Narcotic Officers’ Association, Crips & Bloods, Deputy Chief Thomas Gorman of California, Pablo Escobar's’ Amigos, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Colombian Coca Growers Association, Senator John McCain, et al, Fundamentalist Christian Association, the Washington Post and the New York Times.”
See a pattern here? Ever wonder why it’s so difficult to make even small changes in our prohibition policy “AKA War on People?” The 10 major organizations trying to end the New Prohibition enjoy a $25 million budget. The drug companies, which fear the medicinal aspects of marijuana, put that much in the freezers of politicians to stifle competition. Does Al Qaeda contribute to the Republican Party? If opposition to the Drug War continues to grow, Al Qaeda would be advised to funnel cash to prohibition politicians. Prohibition puts $3 billion in bin Laden’s hands every year. Hiding $100,000 in bribe money in his freezer, as the Congressman William Jefferson from Louisiana did, proves chump-change compared to losing billions. Congressman Duke Cunningham’s $2.4 million in contractor bribes prove insignificant to the ramifications of the Drug War. Nonetheless, you see the kind of greed that propels our congressional representatives. Again, all those who support the Drug Enforcement Agency, do it so it will continue to exist, but not because it yields any results.
"The value of the global illicit drug market for the year 2003 was estimated at US$13 bn [billion] at the production level, at $94 bn at the wholesale level (taking seizures into account), and at US$322bn based on retail prices and taking seizures and other losses into account. This indicates that despite seizures and losses, the value of the drugs increase substantially as they move from producer to consumer."
Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), World Drug Report 2005 (Vienna, Austria: UNODC, June 2005), p. 127.
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